Amenia albomaculata (Macquart)

Colless, D. H., 1998, Morphometrics in the genus Amenia and revisionary notes on the Australian Ameniinae (Diptera: Calliphoridae), with the description of eight new species, Records of the Australian Museum 50 (1), pp. 85-123: 111

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3853/j.0067-1975.50.1998.1275

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4653059

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Amenia albomaculata (Macquart)
status

rev.stat.

Amenia albomaculata (Macquart)   rev.stat.

Amenia leonina albomaculata, Crosskey, 1965: 115   .

There is no difficulty in identifying the species, using the combination of characters given in the key. The submedian bristles on abdominal T3 alone serve for all specimens of A. albomaculata   seen to date. Of the remaining male attributes, the semi-erect setulae on T3 (Fig. 25) are also reliable, as are the others if the "New England " form (see below) is excluded. Also of some use is the not infrequent reduction or absence of the presutural silvery patch (on the suture, mesad of the presutural bristle), which seems usually present in leonina   .

I have three enigmatic males from the vicinity of Brisbane that resemble the "New England " form (see below) in having the parafrontal setae as in leonina   , but the postorbits are intermediate between that form and the typical one. Their status remains unclear.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Calliphoridae

Genus

Amenia

Loc

Amenia albomaculata (Macquart)

Colless, D. H. 1998
1998
Loc

Amenia leonina albomaculata, Crosskey, 1965: 115

Crosskey, R. W. 1965: 115
1965